Insurers complain noisily when regulators step in to stop them charging more to some groups, but there might be a benefit to us all when a better balance is found.
People are taking on larger future risks and costs just so they can buy a house. Increases in new home owners are seen as a positive development, but what if they can't afford the ongoing costs?
As natural disasters become more intense, it's time for insurance companies to help communities adapt to climate change.
Facebook has banned insurance firm Admiral from using its data but research suggests it could predict if you're a risk taker.
Instead of relying on cyber insurance to protect businesses against the damages of attacks, executives should get to know the information they are protecting.
Data on the outcomes of life insurance claims will not only help individual customers but also financial advisers and super funds acting on behalf of consumers.
The Financial Services Council code of conduct for life insurance is the industry's last chance to reform before the government steps in.
Is the rise of big data and the use of algorithms by businesses to blame for modern society's ills?
Even though Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to category 3, it's expected to cause substantial damage to Florida and other states in the region. The question is, who pays.
Business Briefing: treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance
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If customers are questioning the value of private health insurance its because of the way the system is distorted by government incentives.
Self-driving technology could change the way the insurance industry works, with carmakers on the hook.
The life insurance industry has been put on notice about its commissions.
The fears about the City don't look overcooked – here's why.
Wild seas have left beaches eroded and houses close to collapse.
We asked two academics to check the claim by Michael Gove that the EU court has been grabbing power.
The outlook for the insurance sector will depend less on natural disasters and more on how the big insurers respond to smaller competitors and the use of technology in assessing policies.
If ASIC gets its way and 'conduct risk' is regulated, banks might get serious about systematic problems.
Moves to legalise Uber and Airbnb are paving the way for better protection of all parties involved.
Insuring the most at-risk homes should become easier after April, but the latest deluge makes the new scheme look fragile.
As the fire season returns, insurance claims against disasters will only increase. But new research suggests that under-insurance is a major problem facing many Australian households.